Barlow Tag-in July 16

Reminder of Barlow Tag-in on Saturday, July 16 from 8-10 AM at the Barlow Fairgrounds. This is for Feeder Calves & Market Dairy Goats. Market Dairy Goat exhibitors must bring their Breed Verification Card signed by the Breeder and Exhibitor.  Cards are still available at the Extension Office if needed or printed at

Feeder calves must have a halter on so calves can be tagged on the trailer. NO CHUTE WILL BE SET UP THIS YEAR!

Entries Needed for 4-H Got Talent at Ohio State Fair

Don’t know what this is? That’s ok, here is quick explanation. In 2018 we had our first state-level talent show and competition at the Ohio State Fair. It was well received and continued in 2019. It was put on pause during 2020 and 2021 but has returned for 2022. Ohio 4-H will take 12 acts (individual or group) from across the state and have them compete in four categories (vocal, instrumental, dance, and miscellaneous). They place 1st thru 3rd in each category and choose a winner overall.

When: Saturday, August 6th, 2022 at 6:00pm

Where: Lausche Youth Center, at the Ohio State Fair

Who: Current Approved 4-H’ers in Good Standing

Categories: Vocal, Instrumental, Dance, & Miscellaneous

Registration Link:

Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 17, 2022 by 11:59 pm

*The first 12 acts that apply and are confirmed with their county will participate

The rules and more detailed information are located at

Jr Fair Royalty Applications Due – July 11

Waterford Community, Washington County, and Barlow Independent Fairs are seeking youth to apply for: Jr Princess, Prince, Queen, King, Dairy Princess, Horse Princess

  • Applications must be RECEIVED at the Extension Office by July 11, 2022
  • Interviews: August 15, 2022 evening (Time TBA)
  • Judging & Crowning: August 18, 2022 – 5:00 pm


  • A member of a Junior Fair youth organization in Washington County.
  • Candidates must be a Junior Fair Exhibitor at a Washington County Fair.
  • Queen 16  – 19 as of January 1, King candidates: 16-19 years of age as of January 1, 2021. Princess, Prince, Dairy Princess, and Horse Princess candidates: 12-15 years of age as of January 1, 2021.
  • Contestants may not be married, nor have been married, nor borne or fathered a child, or be with child.
  • Has not previously served as Junior Fair King or Junior Fair Queen of Washington County.
  • Prince, Junior Princess and Dairy Princess, Horse Princess may not run consecutive years for the same title.

Entry fee is $30.00.   Make checks payable to Washington County 4-H Committee/Royalty.

All schools, youth organizations and civic organizations are invited to encourage candidates to enter the contest. Eligible Junior Fair organizations include 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, FCCLA, and FFA.

Application: Royalty Contest Application 2022

Poultry Pullorium Testing

Per Ohio Poultry Association and Ohio Department of Agriculture, for 2022 exhibitions, Pullorum testing is required for chickens, turkeys, as well as non-waterfowl like guinea fowl, pheasants, and quail unless they have paperwork that they come from an NPIP flock/hatchery. Washington County Note: All of the market chicken and market turkeys ordered have come from an NPIP hatchery. They do not have to be Pullorium tested unless they have been co-mingled with a backyard flock. Market ducks are waterfowl and are exempt from Pullorium testing.

  • The rapid whole blood plate test is only intended for use in chickens and other species listed above; NOT for turkeys. A different test must be used for turkeys.
  • Doves, pigeons and waterfowl are and have been exempt from testing in Ohio.

Ohio State Fair Livestock Registration – Due June 20

Junior Fair livestock registration for the Ohio State Fair is now open through June 20 at

When registering, here are some helpful hints.

  1. All entries must be submitted online.
  2. Please allow time to complete the entry process, as the system will shut down at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 20. Entries will be locked automatically after midnight.
  3. Late entry fees will be charged ($75.00) beginning June 21 and late entries will be accepted through July 20. Late entries must be emailed to Barb Prince, Entry Department ( Upon receipt of the email the entry department will make contact to secure credit card information. Please reference your department division for more details and to see if late entries are accepted.
  4. All junior livestock exhibitors must provide their date of birth. Date of birth is not required for open entries.
  5. Junior 4-H exhibitors must list the county in which the project is registered (in some cases, this is not the same as the county in which you live). You must list your county educator or Extension agent as the contact to verify your entry, NOT your 4-H advisor.
  6. Junior FFA exhibitors must list the county in which the project is registered (in some cases, this is not the same as the county in which you live). You must list your FFA teacher/instructor as the contact to verify your entry.
  7. Breeding sheep entries may require additional supplemental forms to be submitted no later than July 20 (without penalty). These forms will be available online after June 20. They will not be required if the information was provided at the time of entry. You should enter the correct class at the time of entry. However, if you do not know the information for which sheep will be shown, that information can be updated in the supplemental form due July 20.
  8. All junior exhibitors should include their shirt size.
  9. All market swine projects must be ractopamine free. All market swine exhibitors will be required to bring a completed copy of this affidavit with them.
  10. Reminder: All exhibitors who win more than $499 in premiums must visit the Ohio Supplier website. In the past, exhibitors were required to submit Vendor Information Forms and W-9 forms; this new process has been in place for the last couple of years. If not completed, your premium payment cannot be processed. If you have registered using the Ohio Supplier website in previous years and nothing has changed (such as your address or banking information), then it is not necessary to update this information or attempt to register again.

Hervida 100th Celebration – July 2 & 3

Have You Ordered Your Tickets for the Hervida 100th Dinner?

  • Online Clothing Orders Due – Sunday, June 11 at midnight
  • Purchase Catered Dinner Tickets – Saturday, June 18

Join the community of past, present, and future campers as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our beloved Camp Hervida. Everyone is invited and welcome to join in the festivities!

A weekend full of celebratory events is planned. See the schedule of events below. Bring your family and come and go as you please throughout the weekend. We hope you’ll spend the whole weekend at camp!

All events are free for all to enjoy, with the following exceptions: SnoBiz Hawaiian shaved ice truck and Saturday night catered dinner. Park in the ball field – handicap accessibility provided.

Saturday, July 2

10:30 am             Registration Booth Opens

11:00 – 12:30     Bring Your Own Picnic Lunch

1:00 – 4:00          SnoBiz Hawaiian Shaved Ice

1:00 – 5:00          Daytime Activities (Swimming, Creek Walk, Field Games, Crafts)

1:00 – 5:30          Memorabilia Sales near the Canteen

5:30                      Dinner Catered by Cowboy Concessions

7:00                      Flag Lowering

7:30                      Evening Recreation

8:30                      Campfire

9:30                      Safe Trip Home or Go to Cabins


Sunday, July 3

8:30 am               Grab & Go Continental Breakfast

9:30                      Registration Booth Opens

10:00                    Flag Raising

10:30                    Vespers Program

12:00 noon         Potluck Lunch

12:30 – 3:00       Memorabilia Sales near the Canteen

12:30 – 1:30       Ice Cream Social with Uncle Dan’s Ice Cream

1:00 – 3:00          Daytime Activities (Swimming, Scavenger Hunt, Creek Walk, Putt Putt, Hiking, Crafts)

3:00                      Flag Lowering

3:30                      Safe Trip Home & Clean Up

Car Wash Guidelines for Marietta & Belpre

Is your club or organization thinking about having a car wash to beat the summer heat and raise some funds?

Vehicle wash water often contains detergents, oil, grease, nutrients, and toxic metals. This has a potential to add additional nutrients and harmful chemicals to streams & rivers. Left untreated, the polluted discharges can not only affect the aquatic life in waterways, but could eventually affect drinking water supplies.

If you are planning a car wash please read this information (attached)

Marietta Car Washing Brochure City

Belpre Car Washing Brochure City